National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) or NIA has developed a conceptual framework "Innovation Diplomacy", based on the strategic cooperation with innovative organizations worldwide. The mission is to enhance National Innovation System (NIS) of Thailand to international level, as well as to promote the image of Thailand to become "Innovation Nation".
Innovation and Diplomacy, the two words that could be allied so well for the global affairs in the 21st Century. Innovation Diplomacy will focus more on the commercialization of innovation rather than mainly focus in R&D, therefore, Innovation Diplomacy will be another solution to creating significant economic impacts while strengthening international relations at the same time. NIA, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Thailand and Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Thailand, together will provide the pathway to success for those aims by bringing more and more international partners to work with related Thai public and private sectors as Thailand is now growing extensively and sustainably.
Exploring & Informing:
Influencing & Promoting:
Cultivating & Connecting:
Activating & Scaling:
Project and activities in each stage of operation are divided into 7 areas.
According to our Strategic Framework 2017 - 2020, NIA has developed international collaboration that aimed in three areas: